Sunday, June 19, 2011

Painting the Roses Red

Saturday was spent pushing paint around.
I thought of this while creating an Alice in Wonderland Mural for a good client of mine.
In essence, we painters are pushing paint around to create a picture of some sort.
I thought is was a funny way to look at it.

This is the 3rd mural for this client, her and hubby's third child.
I ADORE Alice in Wonderland, so this was really fun.
I also painted a Cinderella over 2 dogs in an old mural as well as clouds on the new nursery's ceiling.

In total, I was at the client's house for 12.5 hours Saturday, 11 of them painting....LONG DAY.
But I wasn't really tired, I was in the Zone yesterday.

I somehow, forgot to take pics of the clouds I airbrushed onto the ceiling...oops.

Very pretty colors.

Not sure if you can see it, but I start by sketching the entire mural on in chalk.

The White Rabbit.

One of the Queen of Hearts Guards.

Can't you just hear the Cheshire Cat taunting the white rabbit?

Cheshire cat makes me laugh!

Kuddos to Dad who suggested the lettering for the signs...cute idea!

Loving The White Rabbit!

I am such a crackhead, I know every song and line in this movie (4 kids and lots of Disney movies)
So as I am painting, I am singing in my head and reciting lines from the cartoon.

Notice the cake...big brother and sister got a "hand" in the mural as well!

Lastly, I painted over the dogs from a previous mural.
These were the family dogs, not to scale, they were about 160 lbs each...ENORMOUS.
One had passed  away and the 2nd dog attacked and nearly killed the daughter at 18months old.
Her scars are visible, but not as bad as I had thought they would be.
As Mom told me the story I wanted to cry for her.  I can't imagine the terror of your child's face being in the mouth of a 160 lb dog.
I was happy to paint Cinderella instead.

Aren't these the CUTEST kids EVER?
I painted all three of this Family's Kids rooms.
Of all of the murals over the years that I have done, nothing is more gratifying to me
that to paint a child's room, see the light in their eyes and the magic as the painting comes to life.
There is nothing in the world like the spirit and the soul of a child.

It was a long but very gratifying day indeed.

Thanks Kari!


  1. YOur work is so detailed and happy. I want to move in that room! Baci Rita

  2. What a great post, and I'm in total awe of your talent. What lucky kids to have been painted by you! I'm always blown away by your talent.

    Take care, Sue

  3. That's so cute ! I painted my grandson's room with Winnie the Pooh when he was born . One of these days I'll post about it. It's a lot of fun .

  4. Wow! What an accomplishment! I am so impressed, I couldn't do that! Seems like it would take much longer than that! Riki

  5. this is all so amazing! thank you for sharing! i'm about to paint our extra bedroom and a mural seems to be the perfect thing! thank you so much for all of the inspiration!

    best wishes to you!

  6. What a beautiful job you did! There's nothing like painting kids murals their so happy with the end results. You can see it on those cherub faces.

  7. I love it Lisa! You did a beautiful job. Thanks for the welled eyes (re:dog vs. baby), she's adorable and I couldn't even imagine.
    xo, Amber

  8. OMG!!!!!
    I've been under a rock lately...not much blog-looking. Sooooo happy to swing by and see your masterpiece!!! What lucky little kids!

    It's Disney-ish, but I can see your style as well. And the colors! Perfect!
    Thank you so much for sharing!!!


  9. Hi Lisa, looks like you have been busy painting, it is absolutely charming, you did such a great job! I hope you enjoyed doing it as much as it looks like the kids are loving it. XO Christie

  10. Awesome!! and the kids faces ~~~Adorable!!
    Happy 4th :))


  11. Lisa, you are freaking amazing!!